SEIFRID, Thomas. American, b. 1956. Genres: Area studies, Cultural/ Ethnic topics. Career: Reed College, Portland, OR, assistant professor of Russian and humanities, 1982-85, head of department of Russian, 1983-85; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, assistant professor, 1985-91, associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures, 1991-. Publications: Andrei Platonov: Uncertainties of Spirit, 1992. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of articles, translations, and reviews to Slavic and East European studies journals. Address: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089, U.S.A.